Maximum Insurance Benefit

In insurance, the term "maximum benefit" denotes the  sum insured by a policy. It indicates the maximum amount of money which an insurer will pay out for a claim.

When the cost of a covered loss is higher than the maximum benefit, only the portion of the cost covered by the sum insured is paid out by the insurance company.

See also:
Sum insured

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